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Never Say Never: Let “my” child walk around “like that”

January 10, 2010 by Kat  

When I had no kids… possibly even when I only had 1 kid — okay, if you read my I used to be anal and thought I loved it post — when I even just had 2 kids… I’d nudge my hubby in DISGUST when I saw another kid whose nose was just freakin’ nasty. “Look at that. That’s just mean. I mean, wipe the darn kids’ nose“. “What a terrible parent,” I’d add.

We’d both cower and think how obnoxious those parents were. 1st, how comfortable could that be to have 2 lbs. worth of boogers dripping out of a hole in your face [speaking of which, have you ever REALLY looked at someone else's face, and focused on their nose? How ridiculous is it, and odd, that we have 2 holes in the middle of our face? I mean, I know what they're for, but when you start focusing on them, the person you're looking at (hopefully not your hubby) begins to look VERY unattractive. Same goes for the eyebrows. Eww... Very unappealing]?

Welp, fast forward.  Now, we specifically go out of our way to not wipe their noses. The crust actually holds in the inevitable drizzle that’s bound to dislodge. Plus, once you get kicked enough times in the boobs while trying to pin your child down on the floor to wipe their nose, you finally throw in the towel.

Never say never about whether or not you would “never” let your child walk around looking like that.



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3 Responses to “Never Say Never: Let “my” child walk around “like that””
  1. Ally says:

    Oh no! That’s what happened – I only had one child, and I never got past it! Eww. That being said, a little one with a crusty nose is sometimes just hard to keep up with. I never realized that leaving the crust in place kept the rest from dripping out – ha!
    And having had a cold myself this weekend, trying to imagine a parent holding me down and wiping my nose for every time I had to blow? I can see why they fight like the devil!

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  2. Helene says:

    Oh I totally hear ya! I used to get so grossed out by kids who had crust all over their noses…or even grosser, snot streaks all over their sleeves from attempting to wipe their own snot clear.

    Now, it doesn’t phase me. I get so tired of chasing after the kids with the snot sucker. These days, I just say, “If you want to be able to breathe tonight, you know where to find me”.

    Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog! You are SO right that us moms of many kids need to stick together. I often wonder how other moms with at least 4 or more kids do it….I struggle on a daily basis!

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  3. I usually catch the nose thing but my kids’ fingernails must grow at warp speed. By the time I notice them they are already lethal weapons.

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